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Towards an agenda for measuring innovation in emerging African economies: what can we learn from the case of South Africa?

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-12 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:07:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:07:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12609
dc.description.abstract Scholars have warned of the risks for designing relevant and effective policy instruments in emerging economies, based on indicators that do not measure the full complexity of innovation and technological upgrading in heterogenous contexts. There is growing consensus around the need to better align what is measured, with what should be measured. The paper reflects conceptually, using the case of South Africa, a middle-income country to propose a high-level framework, as a contribution to inform the adaptation of existing, and the creation of new complementary measures in low- and middle-income African contexts. Such a measurement approach should be based on broader models of innovation that emphasise the systemic and dynamic nature of innovation; that are oriented not only to firms and the formal sector, but also to other economic and social actors in informal settings; that encompass multiple dimensions of technology upgrading; and that focus on technological capability building, particularly at the local level. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.title Towards an agenda for measuring innovation in emerging African economies: what can we learn from the case of South Africa? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 10(3/4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10511 en
dc.PageNumber 347-365 en
dc.outputnumber 9487 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kruss, G. (2018) Towards an agenda for measuring innovation in emerging African economies: what can we learn from the case of South Africa?. <i>International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development</i>. 10(3/4):347-365. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kruss, G. en


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